Banyan Community

Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $10,000

Located in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Banyan works to strengthen Phillips by offering programs focused on developing youth, strengthening families, and creating community. It operates a successful out-of-school-time program that serves 150 children in grades k-college.

Grant supports Banyan’s longstanding THRIVE program for 72 youth in grades K-5. The program provides year-round after-school and summer programming at no cost to the low-income families it serves. Programming includes academic support, social and emotional learning, and community engagement.